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Immunization and health information for 2016-17
Immunization requirements for 2016-17
Posted on 08/05/2016

Washington state law requires all students attending public schools to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, mumps, hepatitis B, varicella and rubella before registering for school. 

Proof of receiving the vaccines is required before the first day of school, September 6, 2016.

A new requirement for the 2016-17 school year is two doses of the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, or verification the child has had the disease.

Students in kindergarten–12th grade will be required to have the two doses of the varicella vaccine.
Immunization Chart

The new requirements are issued by the Washington State Department of Health.

Sixth Grade Students

Both the Tdap and Varicella immunizations are required and documentation of receiving the vaccine must be provided before the first day of school, September 6, 2016.

Student diagnosed with life-threatening medical condition

Students who have been diagnosed with a Life-Threatening medical condition must have their Emergency Action Plan and required Physician Medication forms to the School Nurse before the first day of school, September 6, 2016.


The immunizations can be obtained at your health care provider’s office or at the MultiCare Immunization site at the South Hill Mall, (253) 403-1767.

For more information and resources, including a calendar with free immunization information, contact the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

Contact the Puyallup School District Special Services and Programs Office at 253-841-8700 for more information or questions about immunization requirements.